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in the state legislature. jenna: rick, thank you. jon: just in, new problems for boeing as a pair of its brand-new dreamliner jets run into problems at boston's logan airport this week. we showed you on monday a battery fire that caused severe damage to a japan airlines plane. you can see the smoke pouring out of the hatch in the here. another japan airlines dreamliner dumped 40 gallons of rule on the runway. and there was a problem with the brakes system. boeing stock is taking a hit. jeri will list is the host of the business report on the fox business network and skwroeupbgs us now. >> reporter: the stock fell 3% yesterday, it's up today as people take in the news about the dreamliner. it is a critical product for boeing. they put a lot of money into it. it's technologically advanced made out of lightweight carbon fiber, it's supposed to save on fuel costs over time. they have 800 orders for these airplanes. as you know japan airlines has taken a couple of them here. united continental has taken delivery of these planes. they've delivered 49 of these planes. it's important to note here why
of a massive plane at logan international airport. turns out to be a boeing dreamliner. well the national transportation safety board is now launching a full investigation. this could be just one of several problems with the dreamliner, which was launched with so much fan nare. dan springer has details for us from seattle. >> reporter: yeah, jon the national transportation safety board has a team in boston right now investigating what they are calling a 787 boeing smoke event. it happened shortly after all the passengers and crew had got even off the plane at logan airport. they had just taken a 12-hour japan airlines flight from tokyo. a maintenance worker smelled smoke and traced it to a compartment near the back of the dreamliner which holds the lithium battery that powers the plane when it's not flying. a battery eventually exploded, the cabin filled up with smoke but nobody was hurt. had this happened during a flight it could have been catastrophic. it adds to the list of electrical problems the 787 has experienced since there was a major fire during a test flight in 2010. in decembe
travel, but today the faa is ordering a comprehensive review of boeing's new 787 dreamliner jets. today the cockpit window cracked in mid flight while over japan. another dreamliner reported an oil leak. on wednesday a 787 flight was canceled after crews found a glitch in the computer-controlled braking system. and there were two incidents involving japan airlines dreamliners this week. one plane spilled 40 gallons of fuel on the runway, fairly minor incident, obviously. on monday another suffered damage from a battery fire. dan springer is live in seattle. the transportation secretary held a press conference today, does he think it's safe? is. >> reporter: yeah, he does, but you've got to convince the public too. from design all the way through the manufacturing process. it was triggered by a series of electrical problems, the most recent and by far the most serious was a battery fire this week on a 787 that was parked at logan international airport in boston. a lithium ion battery that is used to power the plane when the engines are off apparently overheated. nobody was hurt. it follo
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